Saleema Noon Sexual Health Workshops
During these open and informational sessions, children and parents alike will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into their world at this stage of their lives.
Children learn how their bodies change, and what those changes mean. Parents will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the myriad of questions all children are sure to ask.
The workshops are light hearted, but deliver straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good decisions for a lifetime.
Workshops to be held at Walton
Parent Workshop (for parents whose children are attending a workshop) - Monday Jan 25, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Primary Workshop (K to Grade 3) - Monday Feb 1, 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Intermediate Workshop (Grade 4 to 5) - Monday Feb 1, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Dr Brandy Wiebe http://www.saleemanoon.com/about/dr-brandy-wiebe/
$10 per student
Primary Student Sign Up
Intermediate Student Sign Up
EVENING SESSION FOR PARENTS AND EVENING SESSION FOR STUDENTS
PART I: PARENT'S SESSION (90 minutes, 6:30pm-8:00pm)
Reasons why we need to talk to children about sexual health at a young age
5 stages of sexual development children progress through on their way to becoming sexually mature adults
What children should know at each stage, with specific examples of ways to explain body parts and processes
How to provide information to children in a way they will understand and remember (and minimize embarrassment for the parent!)
How to effectively answer the questions children ask
How to reduce risk of child sexual abuse
What will be covered in Body Science sessions for students
Time for open discussion and questions will be included, and we will bring a display of books and other resources.
PART II: CHILDREN’S SESSIONS
Primaries (45 minutes)
Children will learn:
Scientific words related to sexual health
That reproduction usually happens when a man’s sperm joins a woman’s ovum by sexual intercourse, but that there are many different ways that families are formed. All families are unique.
That they have ownership of their bodies
That the baby grows in the uterus (not the stomach)
That the baby is usually born through the vagina
Not to pick up condoms or needles
The basics about menstruation and nocturnal emissions (wet dreams) as clean and healthy processes
Intermediates (60 minutes)
Children will learn everything the primaries learn, plus:
All about body changes at puberty
Basic information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Introduction to the responsibilities of being in a sexual relationship